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Your Appendix May Not Be Useless After All

21 Jun 2024

What does the appendix even do? When we think about this little finger-shaped pouch hanging off of our digestive tract, it’s often as a ticking time bomb.

The Microbiome and Its Myth-Making Machine

11 Aug 2023

As promising new discoveries are made in the health sciences, the telephone game begins. Scientists put their best foot forward when presenting their results. The public relations department at...

The Dark Matter Inside Your Gut

21 May 2021

There is a kind of dark matter inside our intestinal tract. “Dark matter” is the phrase coined for the matter that is implied to be present in the universe based on physicists’ calculations but...

Do household cleaners trigger child obesity?

20 Sep 2018

You may have seen the headlines from a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study suggested that household cleaners could be contributing to obesity by disrupting...

Are babies born by C-section more at risk than those born vaginally?

20 Feb 2017

Babies who are delivered by C-section don’t go through the birth canal, and as a result they don’t get the beneficial microbes that babies born via the birth canal receive. This might help explain...

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